5 Ways to Protect Yourself from His Schemes:

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Be aware. Stay alert. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

Submit to God’s authority. Be ruthless with sin, which is an open door for the enemy to work. Resist him and he has to flee. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Know that in Christ, we are forgiven. You are set free. You have His mighty power working within you. You are more than a conqueror through Christ. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

Put on the armor of God every day. Pray. Take up His word, the sword of the Spirit, which is our only offensive weapon. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11)

Know that He is for you. He is with you. And the enemy does not have the final say over your life. God fights for you, even in times you’re unaware. He’s always working on your behalf, often behind the scenes where you cannot see. And the enemy’s plans will be crushed. “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” (Romans 16:20)

Keep living aware. Keep standing strong. You are never alone. 

May His grace, peace, and joy cover your day. 

He is with you. And He is greater. Always.

 “Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

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